Time for the reminder post at The CAS Mix Up this month.
This Months Challenge is technique based and is Metal.....
Metal can be Real or Faux.......
or even a Metal looking technique.....
or even a Metal looking technique.....
You are only limited by your imagination.
Have fun and I am so looking forward to seeing your wonderful creations in the gallery.
This is my card.....
The Wrap Technique has been used with Brusho's and water
and produced a metal looking background.
I used a stencil and some crackle paste, through a leaf stencil for texture.
The die cut Leaf sprig has been heat embossed several times with silver.
The little die cut heart has been layered and embossed with frantage powders.
Finishing off with die cutting the background and adding a black strip
and stamped sentiment at the bottom.
The edges of the background have also been heat embossed with silver.
The detail photo shows the wonderful effect from the wrap technique
and the texture from the crackle paste and stencil.
Lots of Faux Metal on this card and I had so much fun making it.
Looking forward to your creations and wonderful creativity in the gallery....
Crafty Hugs x.
Challenges I would love to enter......
Stamplorations CAS Challenge - Anything goes with the twist of Black
Stamplorations Mixed Media Challenge - Using a stencil
Take It Make It Challenge - Anything goes and must include stamping
WOW! WOW! WOW! absolutely Stunning. I love the effect on your background, your die cuts are amazing, Fabulous work also a Gorgeous colour combo.
You use the best techniques on your designs Mac! This background looks like a frozen cracked dark lake (or a witches mirror?!!) - and the paste embossing over it is magical! A beautiful faux metal design - what a fun challenge you gave us this month! Julia xx
This looks stunning Mac, love the background and wonderful colours, beautiful card.
OMGosh, I love this everything about this card! xx
WOW! Mac, this is AWESOME! I love the background with the stenciled, crackled leaves! So much texture! And the enameled die cut leaves add even more texture with their smooth leaves! A fun challenge and wonderful inspiration!
Wow...Absolutely Amazing Artsy Work of Art, Mac. TFS all the details of all your faux metal techniques. You really were on a creative roll with your mixed media products and techniques. I really enjoyed reading about all your steps. TFS and hosting an Awesome Metal Challenge this month, my friend. Hugs..Nancy
WOW! This is amazing Mac!! I LOVE your brushos wrap background. The silver paste through it adds some gorgeous dimension to your leaf spray with the silver heat embossed die-cuts. Adds sparkle and a beautiful background of leaves. Amazing. This is so artistic. You always inspire me with all that you do, Mac! Great work on hosting your first CAS Mix Up challenge! xx
AMAZING! The crackle paste on the Brusho background adds to the icy appeal of this beauty, "you made my day" ;) I love the bumpy look of the heart die cut too, it compliments the whole design. Great challenge Mac, learned new stuff along the way. Thanks so much! xx
Lots of amazing textures here M. Gorgeous in silver. Another stunning result and again gone to the next level with your talents. Brilliant!
Jaw dropping Mac, that saran wrap background is out of this world and then the crackle paste through the stencil was ingenious topped only by your silver leaves. monochromatic masterpiece :)
This make for am amazing piece of ART!!!!
An amazing work of inspirational artistic design. Love this and gosh I just am eager to make a bit of time to try out your posts...lovely colours.xx
I am drooling... This is stunning Mac! Gorgeous colours and the BG with the technique and the cracked leaves is so amazing. You ought to frame these cards!
Wow! This is definitely a card I would love to touch and see. You are a master of these techniques!
Wonderful card again,Mac.Love this piece of art.Beautiful colours.Love the embossed leaf too.
WOW what a stunning creation Mac, a wonderful technique too. Love all that metal look, amazing design, Kate x
Your background is delightful. It is difficult for me to define them unequivocally, something between hoarfrost, ice sheets and a delicate veil. Great design, I love the silver embossed knit. The heart has such a diverse texture and beautiful color. I love this card.
That's a stunning background, the silver embossing really compliments those colours. It would make the ideal backdrop for a Christmas card, stunning.
Hugs Tracey xx
What a really stunning effect you got with the brushos! It looks like lots of fun texture and the color is beautiful too! Brilliant put together! Thanks for shraing your details! HUGS
WOW!! This is absolutely STUNNING Mac!! Your background is just blowing me away!! I definitely need to check out the "wrap technique"...it is AMAZING! FABULOUS card!! :0)
What a fabulous mix of techniques Mac and such a stunning result! I love the smooth thickly embossed silver leaves with the gorgeous gold heart, and the crackled leaves in the background add even more texture and interest, and also the wrap Brusho background as the base for all this beauty looks just perfect, so inventive and pretty. x
Fabulous card. Love the background - it is totally perfect for the metallic leaf and heart. You did such a wonderful job with the heat embossing on them.
Mac, I'm actually without words right now. This is so unique and lovely using several techniques I've learned from all of you and I've never seen a fantastic card that looks like this. It is awesome and I love everything about it from the embossing paste, shine and wrap brushos. Thank you for sharing this card and inspiration.
Mac, this card is so very beautiful. I love your background- it is awesome. I love your silver leaves and the embossing.
I commented earlier, Mac on your absolutely Stunning work of metal art, but would also like to thank you for entering your beauty in our STAMPlorations CAS Challenge with the optional color twist..black. Hugs..Nancy
Gosh, that beautiful background looks like a piece of ice with the leaves trapped inside it, Mac ... it's stunning ... and is wonderfully complemented by the shimmery silver sprig! Hugs, Anita :)
Well, you just made MY day with this stunning creation I am enjoying. It looks like metal on metal - and you've outdone yourself with this one, Mac. The background is a perfect foil to the stencil embossing and then the metallic leafing - what a splendid card to share in this challenge. It's always such a treat to see what you've shared! TFS & Hugs - have a nice weekend too.
Such a great card here Mac! love the faux metal look and the colours you used also ....fabulous!! ;) Viv xx
Ah-MAZING! Another jaw-dropping metal art masterpiece. Love the texture and dimensions. Stunning stencilled background behind your gorgeous silver embossed leaf. xx
Hi Mac : )
What a beautiful card!! The colors you achieved have me swooning!
Cool background & love the silver leaves!
Wrap technique?? That's a new one to check out , I think. It looks amazing.
Wow, that crackle is stunning. What a treat this card is, full of beautiful texture and metallic shimmer and shine.
This card is stunning, love it :)
Thank you for playing along with us at Addicted to CAS - Ellenor
As usual an amazing card - I especially love the crackle paste - it adds so much!
looks just amazing Mac...super card mf.
Beautiful :) thanks for joining the Craft Stamper Challenge xx
Thank you for joining in with the STAMPlorations CAS card challenge,Your card is awesome :)
Love the mixture of metallics. The silver, blues and grey are a wonderful change to the autumn colors we normally associate with foliage. So glad you joined us at ATCAS this week
so beautiful! thanks for playing along with us at STAMPLorations mixed media challenge!
What a BEAUTIFUL card, Mac. I love ths silver effect and the design. Gorgeous background and die cuts. Perfection!!!!!!! Kisses, my friend.
That is one gorgeous and fantastic card. I LOVE that metallic look on it.
Thank you for playing along with us at STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge!
This is beautiful - so atmospheric, and those crackled leaves are gorgeous.
Wow, this looks amazing and the background is absolutely fabulous x
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